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PM Report – Metric, Fightstar and Soft Toy Emergency

So we have been busy busy busy. Weekend Vibe grabbed a few mins with Fightstar earlier. If everything is working OK IMG_0106there should be a little audio boo of this on the right of this post. The lads seemed a lovable rouge style characters (bless Charlie from Busted, we will never forget). I also conducted a interview with Jimmy from Metric (in the band and also does all the production) from Metric, (no audio boo from this, sorry, but you can look at this wonderful photo, and don’t people say a photo is worth a thousand words right?) You can also catch up with our full interview on the Festival round-up show on BCB next week. Metric played a blinding set with front woman Emily clearly following my lead by wearing sailor attire. Their set was very like being hit in the head by synth style icicles in a very exciting way.
Weekend vibe also took the lead and interviewed Soft Toy Emergency (I went to the loo). I have just gotten back from their set and I must say they are really one to watch. Undoubtedly the most exciting act I have stumbled across thus far. What do they sound like? Hmmm, think Foals, add a punky edge and you’re somewhere close.
The performance was stella – not just the front woman putting on a show but the whole band joining in the excitement of there sound. The crowd were also clearly very impressed with everyone joinning in with the ‘hotter nanny’. At one point they called to the crowd, “Is any one from Liverpool?” A massive cheer erupted. I glanced around nervously and checked for my wallet. Oh and I found 50 pence on the floor.
Gonna find White Lies now.

Selection Box

Good morning, Patrick Thornton from the Selection Box programme checking in.

Well, how very exciting – another place to babble incoherently. As if an hour’s worth of airtime every week to waffle on in between records wasn’t enough to satisfy my personal vanity.

For those of you lucky enough not to have caught my show, I am a high profile and well-respected radio disc jockey with up to 3 listeners. Wow, imagine that.

There’s no enormously intellectual agenda to Selection Box, the intention is simply to enjoy music of all genres. I’d like to think that everyone listening would like at leat one record played during the show, and whilst not seeking to be willfully obscure I’d hope that lots of what we play will be new to you.

You can also contribute to the content – particularly by sending suggestions for our long record feature Thanking Your Kind Indulgence. Here are the rules:

1. The track must last 7 minutes or more.
2. It must be good.
3. That’s it.

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Introducing The BCB Sessions

Hello, hello,

Laura from The BCB Sessions here…

All giddy and excited because this is my first post – am probably blogging on the wrong bit of the page but sure you’ll forgive me. 

Just in case you’ve not sampled the delights of The BCB Sessions let me tell you what it’s all about. Every Wednesday night at 9pm, I serve up an exclusive session from a band or artist based in or playing in West Yorks, plus a choice selection of new and alternative releases. We’ve had over 100 sessions – so too many to mention here but recent guests include King Creosote, Freyed Knot, Red Wire, My Latest Novel, Stricken City, The Lodger, vAndal supreMe, The Little Black Hearts, Ann Drury, justDEFY….

Our autumn sessions are shaping up rather nicely too with sessions on the way from Disco Machine Gun (next week Wed 2nd Sept), Willard Grant Conspiracy, Meet Me In Vegas, Brigada Mercy & others I can’t reveal quite yet - check out the blog in a few weeks.

So come and tune your ear into 106.6fm on Wednesday nights. If you’re outside of Bradford (or on the wrong side of a big hill) then listen in over the net. Might play you a request….

Leeds Festival Coverage Starts HERE!

To kick of the music blog we will be bringing you undoubtedly the most comprehensive Leeds festival coverage to be found anywhere. We have a temporary twitter stream running down the right of this blog. With any luck you will get a chance to see our audio boos uploaded right from the field. As well as fantastic videos of weekend vibe “cooking”, you heard it here first people.

Look back at the blog as well for daily photos and with any luck a morning and night blog entry (although i am bound to forget to check in once over the weekend). Its an absolute privilege to be going to the festival with the rest of the team this year. That’s all for now ta tar.

Check out this spotify playlist of Leeds festival as well;


Oh my names Adam by the way, i am the site administaror and will been helping keep this experiment ship shape over the next few months with our editor albert. I present the Saturday afternoon slot called ‘the show’.